Mylinda grew up in Pagosa Springs where she developed her passion for learning. She completed her B.A. in English Secondary Language Arts from Colorado Mesa University. She then returned to Pagosa Springs High School as an educator and is in her 10th year teaching. She continued her lifelong passion for learning by completing three masters degrees in Curriculum and Instruction, Creative Writing, and Instructional Design from the University of Phoenix and Full Sail University. Mylinda has two boys, and enjoys raising her children in this beautiful small mountain town.